In common with other schools in Epping Forest children may bring a bottle to school containing water, before & after any outdoor activity the children are asked to have a drink & there is plenty of water available in school. Squashes & fruit juice aren’t allowed to be drunk regularly. Mrs. Gibbs follows strict regulations regarding sugar, salt & fat intake as part of providing meals, & squashes & fruit juices contain additional sugar. The British Nutrition Foundation advice is that water should be drunk since it hydrates without providing extra energy/calories & doesn’t risk harming teeth. We recently received notification that we continue to meet the criteria required to be a ‘Healthy School’. Our policy regarding drinks in school is one of the reasons we continue to meet the criteria.